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Warrior state : pakistan in the contemporary world.

Author: T V Paul
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Warrior State, noted international relations and South Asia scholar T.V. Paul untangles this fascinating riddle. Paul argues that the "geostrategic curse"--akin to the "resource curse" that plagues oil-rich autocracies--is at the root of Pakistan's unique inability to progress. Since its founding in 1947, Pakistan has been at the center of major geopolitical struggles: the US-Soviet rivalry, the conflict with  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T V Paul
ISBN: 0190231440 9780190231446
OCLC Number: 893457375
Description: xii, 253 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: War and development --
The causes --
A turbulent history --
The garrison state --
The geostrategic urge --
Religion and politics --
Comparing Pakistan --
The warrior state today.

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